A sketch that led up to Francis Cugat’s painting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, one of the most celebrated and widely disseminated book jackets in twentieth-century American literature. As Charles Scribner III writes in “Gatsby Illuminated,” “The artist’s image preceded the finish manuscript … The dust jacket seems to have influenced two passages.”

A sketch that led up to Francis Cugat’s painting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, one of the most celebrated and widely disseminated book jackets in twentieth-century American literature. As Charles Scribner III writes in “Gatsby Illuminated,” “The artist’s image preceded the finish manuscript … The dust jacket seems to have influenced two passages.”

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